Central Ohio Pillar Award

Since 1998, The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contributions to their communities. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable environment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.

The Pillar Award for Community Service currently takes place in the cities of ClevelandColumbus and Cincinnati.

The Pillar Award embraces a broad definition of community service. It may consist of charitable giving, volunteerism, pro bono work or other forms of giving back. Service may be limited to a single organization or cause, or spread across numerous organizations and causes. Each nominee will be judged based on impact relative to its size rather than overall size of contribution or effort.

Next Central Ohio Pillar Awards  January 2021  5:00 P.M.

Presented by: Medical Mutual

Venue: The Ohio Statehouse


Pillar Award

• Acloché LLC • American Showa Inc. • Condado Tacos •
• CoverMyMeds • Goldfish Swim School • Installed Building Products •
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams • Outreach Promotional Solutions • Perez & Morris LLC •
Ricart Automotive • Value City Furniture / Schottenstein Stores Corp. • White Castle •

Medical Mutual SHARE Award


Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award

Greg Ubert
Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Nonprofit Board Executives of the Year Award

Barbara Benham
Community Shelter Board

Craig Conroy
The Alpha Group

Rick Ricart
A Kid Again

Nonprofit Executive Directors of the Year

Charles W. Gehring
LifeCare Alliance

Gina Ginn
Columbus Early Learning Centers

Shawn Holt

Philanthropist of the Year

Darrell Gray II, MD, MPH
Wexner Medical Center

For more information, contact Molly Carpenter at 440.250.7039 or [email protected]

Take a look back at the 2019 Central Ohio Pillar Awards held on January 30, 2019, at the Ohio Statehouse.

Click on the photo to enlarge. Photos by Jay LaPrete. View the entire album on our Facebook page.

CLICK HERE to view the 2019 Central Ohio Honorees!

Take a look back at the 2018 Central Ohio Pillar Awards held on January 25, 2018, at the Ohio Statehouse.

Photos by Jay LaPrete. Click on the photo to enlarge.

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Central Ohio Honorees!

View past Pillar Award for Community Service coverage:

CLE Overview CLE 2019 COL Overview COL 2020 CIN 2020

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